Brokeback forest

A young oak tree in Monivea Woods, east Galway. The Ffrench family willed their estate, which included a mature broadleaf forest, to the ownership of the nation on the condition that the trees not be felled. The state subsequently levelled it. It’s mostly conifers now, courtesy of Coillte.

Camera = Canon 350D (converted to infrared only), lens = Sigma 10-20mm@10mm, aperture= f9, speed=1/250 sec, ISO100.

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